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. states can independently pass laws. they have the power to award electors. the winner of the natural popular vote, if and only if there are states with 270 electoral votes making the same pledge. you are not going to be a sucker. you have created a compact. eight states have done that in the district of columbia, if i'm not mistaken. we don't need a constitutional amendment? >> it wasn't just my idea. my brother, co-author -- >> the brothers. all right. >> for this idea. we can talk about -- so far, the states that have gone for it are democrat states. >> thanks for being here. appreciate it. >> all right. the second term agenda for barack obama. that's next. ngs! a mattress. a sausage link. mermaid. honey!? driftwood. come on, you gotta help us out here a little. [ male announcer ] febreze eliminates odors and leaves carpets fresh. ♪ [ male announcer ] febreze. eliminates odors and leaves carpets fresh. ♪ [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected
reproduction. it's about the economy, that it's about race. when we think about jim crow laws, it was all about not allowing people of two different races to reproduce. i hadn't quite put it all together until i heard you say that, so i don't want other folks to misses that. and yet surprisingly the gender gap is less extreme than i might think it would be given these circumstances. is it -- when i look at the numbers, it says to me, yes, there's a gender gap, but it's still being driven primarily by women of color and by young women. so what's going on not just with the extremes of the republican party, but with women who hear this and i'm like, yeah, i'm town with them. what is that some. >> the conventional wisdom is when the republicans say these extreme things, those women will be turned off and vote if democrats. i don't think that's necessarily the case. it's not that they don't reject what is being said, because they do. but at the same time sometimes if you're independent and you are dead on the in middle, it's because you're turned off by booth pa both party. so democrats have to reme
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party said, quote, for one side to demand that we break the law because they feel like they are losing. break the law? since when is voting breaking the law? decades ago we faced jim crow and the polls. today it's fewer hours and longer lines. but the goal is the same. voter suppression. joining me now is former florida governor charlie crist. he's now an independent. tonight he's introducing former president clinton at an obama rally. governor, thanks so much for your time tonight. >> reverend, it's great to be with you, reverend al. thank you. >> now, let me ask you directly. wouldn't extending voting hours be the right thing for governor scott to do here? you did it in 2008 as the governor of florida and you are republican. what would be wrong with scott doing that today? >> there would be nothing wrong with it, reverend. it would be the right thing to do. it's a precious, cherished right and all of us want to have an opportunity to exercise. yesterday i was in miami guard dense in north dade county and the wait was 2 1/2 to three hours. it's unconscienceable to let that go on. the
.d. law in iowa. that means you don't need a photo i.d. to vote. check out the training video made specifically for iowa. >> there may be an instance where the voter fails to show an i.d. and they are still permitted to vote. if you see this, alert the team so they can handle the team and you can get back to handling voters. >> alert the legal team so they can handle the problem. why? you don't need a photo i.d. in iowa. after the video was posted, the romney campaign scrubbed the original voting video and released it. so why would the romney campaign train poll watchers in key states with information that could disrupt the voting process? hmm. i guess i just answered my own question. joining me now is scott who broke the story and joe madison, nationally syndicated radio host. thank you for your time tonight for being here. >> good to be with you. >> scott, you were here with us on tuesday and now you have even more on the romney campaign to challenge voters. what can you tell us? >> that's right. the romney campaign was using this as part of this new process orca that detailed fo
exploded. the court decision wiped away the gray area in our campaign finance law. so now there are no limits to what outside groups can do. and so what we're seeing now is an explosion in that area. although it's a problem that existed before citizens united. >> i want to pick up on what leslie was saying earlier. the 501(c)(3)s -- these are all named obviously for the codes, for the tax codes. the 501(c)(3)s where we actually see an enormous number of progressive action going on in these non-profits, they are barred. they can't write these checks. so to me that's where it feels like there is part of this critical asymmetry occurring. is that right, the difference between the threes and fours. >> there are ones that aren't ideological at all. sometimes the group that benefits a local library is a 501(c)(3). it's charitable organization. a c-4 can spend in elections. because there are so many wealthy donors and corporations on the right, this election cycle to defeat president obama, they are pouring money into these groups that don't have disclose -- >> that $74 million s
finance laws in the country. we went out there to see what kind of effect all this outside money that's coming in. it's not just in the senate race. it's in down ballot races, local races, state, congressional and state legislative races. that's why you go out there. you discover real quick the people in montana don't want outside money. they don't want people telling them what to do. they don't want outside groups independently influencing campaigns. they just want people to leave them alone and let them make up their own minds, you know? >> what is fascinating to me about what's happening in montana is here you had a state, here you had law makers trying to do something about campaign finance reform and now you've got all these groups that managed to find ways around it. >> in 1912 the state of montana passed the corrupt passages act, the strictest finance campaign reform in the country. it was brought as a challenges to citizens united. supreme court had a second look via this montana case and said we are going to stay with citizens united. we think there is no corruption if there
saturday night. make no mistake, democrats have been fighting successfully against unfair voter i.d. laws and purged lists. but the threat remains, some voting advocates expect a record number of voter challenges. the best advice, vote anyway. don't get bullied at the polls, and don't give up. i'm joined tonight by ohio state senator nina turner, also with us tonight is judith brown dianis, the co-director of the advancement project. judith, let me ask you first, what is the biggest threat at the polls as you see it right now? >> sure. well, thanks for having me, ed. we have moved from politicians who have tried to manipulate the laws to restrict the vote to now these partisan operatives. you know, in ohio you have husted, the secretary of state, who has been on a relentless effort to restrict the vote, who now admits there has been a glitch in the computer system. 33,000 people who registered have not found themselves on the rolls and cannot get their absentee ballots. it is a glitch. then you have true the vote, organizations that say that they're about election integrity who are prepar
of the roadness has been extraordinary. >> right. >> you're right. a big law on health care and not much else. but that was a big thing. >> jonathan chaits, i'm going to echo him but not quote from him. if you look on facebook, jonathan endorsed an argument really took off. i think that's partly because people who do lean one way or in a place now where they're paying attention and want to hear the right argument. i dodge think mayor bloomberg is going to persuade a lot of people in the close here, but for people leaning towards obama it is mobilizing. that is really the point at this phase in an election. i mean we talked about jay-z being on obama's side and to quote jay-z, we are in a love me or leave me alone moment in a mobilizing phase. >> do you think we're in that moment or did you just want to drop jay-z? >> i really do. what i mean is, i really don't believe endorsements, "new york times" endorsed barack obama, i don't think that people are waking up in the morning reading that and going now i'm going to vote. but i do think -- >> given -- >> wait. but just to finish the point i don
of voter intimidation and voter id laws that i want to get your take on. reuters, efforts to mislead, pressure or intimidate voters are an increasingly prominent part of the political landscape. one of the key words there, reverend al, increasingly. what is behind this? what is driving this? >> well, i mean, i think we've seen letters, even some going to republicans. we've seen billboards. i think there is always been the mood of some to try and stop people from voting, disenfranchise people, parlor tricks as we call it. but i think what we are seeing now is the most aggressive i've seen. voter id laws where all of the sudden with no fraud, we need different id now to vote in some states than we've ever needed. and all kinds of efforts for voter clergy, particularly here in florida. i think all of this has energized people to say wait a minute, this is not going to happen. you're not going to take my vote. quoting bishop curry again, last time it was history on many when the minority community was voting for the first black president. this time it's personal. they're voting because t
, then they moved on to encouraging states to create new and unnecessary voter i.d. laws, and now they're planning to intimidate voters even if they turn up to pledge their votes. for more on this issue i'm delighted to welcome ari melber, a lawyer and correspondent for "the nation" magazine and karen finney, a columnist for the hill and an msnbc political analyst. karen, in virginia the election officials are caught warning residents about anonymous callers who are saying things over the phone that are intimidating. in florida similar tactics targeting black and hispanic voters but there are also deceitful actions at actual polling stations. >> absolutely. there have been reports in colorado and also earlier in nevada of people also tearing up voter registration forms if you didn't register republican. you also have people coming up to individuals who are trying to do early vote asking them for their i.d. even though they have no right to ask them for their i.d. there have been reports of people filming people going in and out of polling locations. we have heard some stories about both during the
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. the republican legislature here originally tried to enact some new voting lawes and tried to introduce, actually, a voter i.d. law and secretary houston took it -- basically took a stand against it that nipped that one, anyway. you know, he has been at the center of some other controversies, but like i say, he's straddle dollars the line there. >> well, we are going to see what happens on november 6th. it's great to have you here. say hello to my friend -- >> thank you very much. thank you so much. >>> there we are, awaiting president obama. we want to remind you about ways to help hurricane sandy victims, as well. you can also donate directly to the red cross by calling, by going to the website or you can text 90999 just to donate $10. with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility -- what's your
that same-sex couples have to be treated before the eyes of the law as heterosexual couples. he went on to say, what i also said historically is marriages have been defined at the state level. is this next election, when it comes to youth, are they going to look at social issues more or more economic issues? >> i think social issues do mean a great deal to us. when you look at guy marriage as the next civil rights issue of our time. we were seeing if he would take the next step and make it a federal law. when i travel around the country at the end of the day, it is everyone talking about back pocket, money, jobs, employment. >> let's talk about you're talking about pocketbook, talking about economic issues. when you look at the youth vote today, since you've been talking to them, are they more fiscally conservative than perhaps last election, seeing many of them as children of generation x-ers. that generation grew up fiscally challenged and they may have passed some of those ideas to their children. >> that taps into something, yeah. i agree with that. i authentic it explains that w
and the republican president, ronald reagan, signed a law saying you need the assistance. the feeling you go when you have in the e.r. or when you want fema to be there is a good feeling. >> we are going to come back. the picture of president obama and mitt romney's top surrogate, the guy he wanted to be his v.p. candidate, governor chris christie, that picture together said it all this week. sandy may have been the october surprise no one saw coming >>> an important announcement. tune in for a special edition of our show, why women matter, live tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. look how small they were! [ husband ] transfer! [ male announcer ] free data transfer at home. you just deleted all the photos! you did! no you did! [ male announcer ] or free data transfer when you buy a windows 8 computer at staples. another way staples makes it easier to upgrade. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to turn for your legal matters. maybe you want to incorporate a business you'd like to start. or protect your family with a will or living trust. legalzoom makes it easy with step-by-step
law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> it is six days to the election, with the biggest population center in the united states engulfed in the aftermath of an unprecedented natural disaster. what the two candidates for president did on this sixth day before the election is an important study in contrast. that's ahead. [ woman ] too weak. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. >>> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm, and i think the people of new jersey recognized that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people in new jersey bounce back, even stronger than before. so i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> president obama spent part of the day today in coas
children and families since president jimmy carter signed it into law. george mcgovern lived just long enough to hear his most important senate work thrown at the united states as an epitet. the food stamp president. he would not be able to find a single senator who would work with him on legislation if he were in the senate today. the 21st century so far has sadly become that period in uds senate history when, one by one, we have begun to bury the senators who knew how to reach across the aisle and put petty partisan interest aside in order to do the important and honorable work of governing. senators in both parties who knew how to come together to do things for the history books. senators who saw hungry children and fed them. >> when you meet your maker and he asks have you fed the hungry, given drink to the thursdayty and cared for the lonely. you, george, can answer yes. dd couple" theme playing ] humans. even when we cross our "t"s and dot our "i"s, we still run into problems -- mainly other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come wit
that republicans and democrats can agree on, a greater focus on tightening up domestic violence laws, that's where the biggest problem was in the recent tragedy in the state of wisconsin. we didn't do enough in this state apparently at the local level to adequately enforce those laws, we didn't do enough to stand up for domestic violence victims at our state and local level and i think that's something that is not a partisan level. and something at the federal, state and local level needs to be highlighted. >> we'll be watching both your states very closely in the days leading up to election day. thank you. >>> more with the roundtable coming back, including the demographic issue. the fight for women voters, the fight for latino voters, how much that's going to impact. >>> plus, what are we going to see from either a romney administration or an obama second term? we'll get into that right after this break. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has
floor that called for a repeal of climate science, like they would repeal the law of gravity or the law of science that said the earth revolves around the
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and just the three of them along with jack law the chief of staff on one helicopter and they're doing that tour as you know yesterday it was after governor christie did his first tell conference tour of the shore he was a different guy in the press briefing. clearly shaken him up. so then the pictures we have been seeing today, obviously, with going up in the -- it's just what you're seeing today and what people are seeing today you now understand the emotional response that governor christie had and others from new jersey had as they have seen the devastation up close so that's what they're doing now and you're right. you know, it is a picture and at the same time this is the best politics in a situation like this. >> and we actually heard from one of the congressman from the area, steve israel was on a short time ago talking about the aid that's still needed. chuck, as the president lands on the ground, their situations in hoboken and people frustrated without power and seen it after many disasters. you're from florida. first couple of days people are patient but then the clock star
carolina are going to have a sober tuesday. those interest only states with laws on the books banning the sale of alcoholic beverages on election day. that means liquor stores, restaurants, everywhere. the laws, by the way, a holdover from the prohibition era. >>> and a programing note. chris matthews will interview vice president joe biden on a special edition of "hardball" tomorrow night, 7:00 eastern on msnbc. ♪ customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. >>> welcome back. in endorsing barack obama this week, new york city mayor michael bloomberg cited the president's record on climate change. quote, the devastation that hurricane sandy brought to new york city and much of the northeast in lost lives, lost homes and lost b
transcripts all to diminish the president's academic rise to editor of the harvard law review. yes, it's all directed at drumming up the blue collar white vote for the republican ticket and, yes, it smells. david corn is author of "the 47 percent" and joy reid is managing editor of the grio. both are msnbc political analysts. if the romney campaign is really winning, you have to ask, then you wouldn't think they'd be acting like this. take a look at romney campaign co-chair and former new hampshire governor john sununu last night on cnn and fox. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that be? >> well, i think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the united states, i applaud colin for standing with him. he supported a bankruptcy and eventual support from the federal government after the bankruptcy. but the important thing is that's the past. >> no, he did not. >> that's the past. >> th
. in that article he mentions the pez's position on abortion and the health care law. so this isn't just this week. this is something that mayor bloomberg has been thinking about for some time and it is coming as the president finished the bromance tour with chris christie. it is a good week for the president. >> when you read the mayor's reasons, what was he waiting for. there wasn't a single thing that he was in line for? >> it seems to me that he is someone who has a large conception on his role on american national affairs and an early endorsement would not preserve that. the mayor's people say there is off the recoorecord reporters ae time. if you look at the economists the center right conservative publication, what you see is that the president's record is who he is and how he has governed and it meets with the approval of the board and people like mike bloomberg. it is the polar opposite that has been painted by on the right for so long. he called up mitt romney for flip-flopping and saying i might have voted for him. which is almost as damming as the endorsement itself. >> a lot of great
-lying areas. my in-laws have been asked to evacuate as well from where they live. >> they're expecting widespread power outages. >> they found out, the co-op, that they're related to you. >> let's not even disclose that publicly. >> you're just trying to tie a hurricane into your own problems. >> it's called subterfuge. >> let's talk quickly about the election. there were a flurry of polls out this weekend. we had an ohio poll that showed it split. that's one of the first ones. we don't know if that's an outlier or if that's the future, if that's momentum. a virginia poll, "washington post" poll showed that the president was ahead by four points in virginia. you kind of -- you look at a poll like that, and you say well, gee, if romney's losing by four in virginia, how does he win? then you see the ohio poll, "the des moines register" endorsement, polls that seem to favor mitt romney. can you remember an election, harold, where there were as many cross-currents that picked up a trend to tell you this one is going to win the election. >> since i've been able to vote in '92, it may have b
to you. no, he doesn't much the president has no such authority, nothing in federal law or the constitution gives any single person the power to postpone a vote for president of the united states. now, congress does have the authority to set the date for presidential elections. the constitution gives the authority to congress and congress has done that. the first tuesday after the first monday in november. it's been that way since the 18 -- roughly 1845. but there is no independent authority other than that to change the date for an election. so a state official, for example, probably couldn't say we're going to hold the elections two days from when they were scheduled. that would cause a problem with whether that state had done the right thing in choosing its presidential electors. congress could certainly change the date. if there's concern about the date for the presidential election with all the disruption from this storm, congress could hustle back into town and change the date. but that might not go down very well with all the states that weren't affected by the st
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's a federal statute, not the constitution that actually sets the date. and congress can easily change a law whenever it wants to but they would have to get with it right now to change it but there are lots of problems that come along with this, chris, and here's just a basic look at it. you know, congress sets the date for electing the electors who elect the president, but it's the states that run elections in the u.s. and there are all kinds of problems. first of all, very few states have a procedure for delaying or suspending elections. florida does. it has a lot of experience with hurricanes, but it's one of the few that actually sets out how you do this. secondly, it's one thing for a state when there's a statewide problem like a hurricane that affects polling places throughout the state but with a national election, sure, you're going to have a large part of the northeast affected by what's left of sandy, but out in the midwest and the west, they felt no experience from this whatsoever. so states in that part of the country probably wouldn't look too kindly on any effort to postpone el
transferred or walkway it's hometown news. in ohio it's your sister-in-law, it's your dad, it's you, right? look at this in the dleedo blade. the most read story today in the blade. in this town where mitt romney is running his madeup story about chrysler and jeep. number one, marchionne refutes romney's statement. would you know who this unidentified marchionne enough to make this the most popular story in your paper? the toledo blade knows who this is. when chrysler ceo marchionne says they're not moving jobs to china that is big town home town pamer news and when you as a candidate lie to the hometown crowd about the hometown news you cannot expect that lie to float. and it is not floating. the "columbus dispatch fact check" says, "oh, boy." cleveland plain dealer's er89 says "flailing in ohio romney rolls out jeep ploy." say what want about mr. romney's
for rape victims. this is today from terre haute. >> would you vote for a law to make them have the baby because the baby is a gift of god? >> my point of view all along, the only exception i have for abortion is the life of the mother. >> what if it were a 13-year-old girl raped and impregnated, would you make the girl have the baby? >> you can start throwing all kinds of hypotheticals out there. i've made my statement. >> and he's one of at least 12 republican senate candidates this year who would make that same statement. which it turns out has political consequences. more on that coming up. >>> there's something that's hiding in plain sight right now on the campaign trail. these are the seven of the swingiest swing states. mitt romney has been in nevada and in iowa and in ohio and then ohio three more times and then iowa and then, yes, ohio again. that's mitt romney's travel itinerary for the last few days. but his running mate paul ryan is doing something very different than that. this hasn't been getting much attention, but he was in midland, texas. he was back for that evening for
a republican. >> no, not with an amendment. state law. here's another thing that happened this week. we all know about the mourdock quote about rape. i'll play that in a second. we'll talk about that later. there's a lena dunham ad. she's a young writer and filmmaker who's got an hbo series. i think she's phenomenally talented. the campaign manager for the obama campaign tweeted out this link to a video she cut. we'll play a little bit of it. it's a remarkable video politically in a lot of ways. take a look. >> your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. you want to do it with a great guy. it should be with a guy who is beautiful, someone who really cares about and understands women. a guy who cares whether you get health insurance, whether you get birth control. the consequences are huge. you want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of iraq. you don't want to do it with a guy who says he's at the library or who says gay people shouldn't have beautiful, complicated weddings. it's a fun game, who are you voting for, i'm not going to tell you. they say, guess. think about how y
's something that local officials and local law enforcement is keeping a close eye on and those people are in per ill. that's where near the storm came ashore. it doesn't mean the flood waters will stop rising or the threat is over. sandy is claiming the first three casualties that we know of tonight in the united states. the new york city affiliate wnbc is reporting that a 30-year-old man was found dead trapped by a fallen tree. another person has died after a tree fell on them in connecticut. and the associated press is reporting that there was another storm-related fatality, a traffic accident in maryland. to the east of the eye of the storm, authorities having warning that new york city and long island could get the worst of the storm surge. what they e predicted is an 11-foot wall of sea water flooding into lower manhattan. at this hour, winds are gusting at 80 miles per hour. earlier this afternoon at 2:30 p.m., this is what high winds did to a construction crane in manhattan. the crane just collapsing in the wind. forecasters saying the wind at the top of the building at the tim
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been made by the social services, by law enforcement, public safety, by education, health care. this is what it looks like when people come together and do the right thing. >> and that seems to be a real coop r cooperation. also, among your constituents, what do you say to people who are listening to you in other areas that are going to be impacted by this storm that you would urge them to do that you see your own constituents doing at your own urging? >> the first is act early. don't wait for the storm to land on you. act early. and the second is, help your neighbors. the general just said, first responders can only do so much. neighbors have to help neighbors and that's the effort we're engaged in. we're very proud of our public citizens who work so hard here. >> all right. thank you so much, congressman andrews. thank you for your time and be safe. >> thank you, reverend. you as well. >>> coming up, we'll go live to the jersey shore. >>> and why events like this remind us how important the federal government is. our continuing coverage of the hurricane sandy is coming up. st
making sure? >> i don't think they're worried, the mar ket law school poll has him up by 8 points in wisconsin. i think it's a nice way to close your campaign having tens and thousands of people cheering for the president these days. i think that's why he's here for those great video clips. >> senator, why hasn't paul ryan delivered wisconsin in the polls? the polling has never been favorable for the romney examp and i think we can come to the conclusion just 50 hours away from election day that paul ryan doesn't seem to have had a big impact, if any, on the state of wisconsin. what do you make of that? >> i recall when he first is chose paul ryan. the question was how did we feel about it. one of the things i said we were excited, those of us in wisconsin, for one reason or another. from the democrat's perspective because we knew that paul ryan really does not connect with the values of wisconsin. and him willing to some say put grandmother over on the cliff with a voucher system in medicare does not play well, not just in wisconsin but even in his own district. so clearly wiscon
's no margin in it for them to increase access to in-person early voting. what they did is passed a law that didn't touch absentee voting, which republicans tend to dominate in, but severely limited the early vote. so there were 96 hours this year total to vote. there were 120 hours in 2008. and already in the state, 3.46 million people have voted. when you looked at the numbers, that's almost as many votes as barack obama got by himself. in the last presidential election, almost half of the people who voted voted early. this is really a problem. >> this is a problem and this is a problem not looking ahead to election day. it's a problem already in the way that it's affecting people who are trying to early vote. i feel like i'm not the dredge report and i'm not a website, but if i could put a siren over my head, i would. >> i'd wear one too. >> we'll have to get them. joy, it's great to have you here. thank you. >> thank you. >>> one more big story for you tonight about something that is essentially trying to be disappeared down the memory hole. this is that's refusing to go down the me
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and is even running against the health care model he signed into law in massachusetts." mike bloomberg criticizes mr. romney specifically for flip-flopping and dropping his previous positions on climate change then says, "this issue is too important. we need determined leadership at the national level." in other words, i don't think we're going to get determined leadership from mitt romney. i think he has taken occasionally attractive positions, but leadership, no. speaking to you from new york city, this storm and its aftermath, this externality to the big election is a big enough deal that it is not surprising it's having an effect on the election. its exact effect i think is still unknown. i am, i think, its exact effect could not have been foretold. i'm not sure we know exactly where it's going to end up, but there's been an important, important development in the race post-debate. that endorsement today by mayor michael bloomberg following that endorsement from colin powell and that image, right there, these images that we have seen of president obama and new jersey republican gov
that hospitals and law enforcement offices are able to stay up and running as they are out there responding. we are going to continue to push as hard as we can to make sure that power is up throughout the region, and obviously, this is mostly a local responsibility and the private utilities are going to have it to lean forward. we are doing everything we can to provide them additional resources so that we can expedite getting power up and running in many communities. the places like newark, new jersey, for example, where you have 80, 90% of the people without power. we can't have a situation where that lasts for days on end. so my instructions to the federal agency has been, do not figure out why we can't do something. i want you to figure out how we do something. i want you to cut through red tape. i want you to cut through bury rock see. there's no excuse for inaction at this point. i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we get the resources where they're needed as quickly as possible. i want to repeat. my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy and red tape. get it where
it's hometown news. in ohio it's your sister-in-law, it's your dad, it's you, right? look at this in the dleedo blade. the most read story today in the blade. in this town where mitt romney is running his madeup story about chrysler and jeep. number one, marchionne refutes romney's statement. would you know who this unidentified marchionne enough to make this the most popular story in your paper? the toledo blade knows
're in a very, very good place with one week to go. >> a new marquette university law school poll shows president obama has opened up an eight-point lead in paul ryan's home state of wisconsin. 51-43. a new quinnipiac/"new york times"/cbs news swing state poll shows president obama leading in ohio with likely voters 50% to 45%. a tighter race in virginia. president obama in 49%. mitt romney at 47% which is a statistical tie within the poll's 3% margin of error. and in florida that poll has president obama at 48% and mitt romney at 47%. another statistical tie. tonight, nate silver of "the new york times" 538 blog forecasts on november 6th president obama will win 300 electoral college votes. and mitt romney will win 238. and president obama's chance of re-election ticked up tonight in nate silver's calculations to 78.4%. and finally, george w. bush has entered the presidential campaign. he did that today when he was dragged into it by his little brother in florida. >> do you honestly think that this president is capable of bringing people together? his entire strategy is to blame others
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